13 November 2012

WIP Wonders Never Cease

I have been trying to stay unplugged today.
My writing related efforts have been limited to WIP research in the form of a series of tarot spreads that demanded exhaustive interpretation. Not that it was much of a demand; I looked at the cards and the meaning just flowed from me onto the pages, fitting into the characters and their situation and struggles as easily as though I'd deliberately chosen which cards went where. It's going to fill the last pages in the first giveaway notebook, and begin the second with another.
Fang & Fire, Animal & Element
I'm saving a blank page at the end to write a personalized note to whomever the recipient ends up being. This journal is very much a collection of tarot spreads, interpretations, discussions of the finer points of the main characters, exploration into their deeper motivations, and a smattering of raw, unedited prose -- scenes that may or may not end up in the final version of the novel when it's published. Plus a few random snippets of descriptions and lines of dialogue, standing alone without reference or orientation.
Outcome and Avatar, The Moon on Water & The Journey
A story forged from tarot cards was birthed on these pages. I truly hope readers find both as much enjoyment in it, and characters with whom they can sympathize and relate, as I have while creating them and following their journey along the labyrinth. It's been a joy getting to know these two main characters intimately as I did each tarot spread for them, listening to what they thought the cards were saying, and how they chose to employ the wisdom found.

And like anything else, the end of this story won't be the end of their journey, but a rest-stop. The Moon on Water is the still point of potential; they'll have other stories to tell and a hundred other adventures. I wonder if they'll let me tag along when this one's done...
Mind you, this one isn't quite done being written just yet.

4 comments:

Amara Devonte said...

The recipient is ME. *flails* ME ME ME ME PICK ME!
:p

Just teasin. Ok, that's a lie. I'm not teasin. MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Kinda, you know... WANTS. :D

Rhi Etzweiler said...

@Amara Always makes me happy to see you excited. Especially over swag like this for a story that's not finished being written just yet. ;)

Amara Devonte said...

I think that's an awesome piece of swag there. I still dig that behind the scenes thing. lol you're lucky I didn't snake that little book you were writing in back when I visited that first time. I sooooooo wanted that little goodie >:D

Rhi Etzweiler said...

Which one? I have so many, I've lost track. Most have more than one story in them though, which is what makes this one special. Should really start doing it that way with all of them but it's rather difficult when the muses tag-team me.

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